Creation of the Palestine Mandate. IAFS/JWST 3650. Announcements. “Israeli Soldiers Tell Their Stories”, 6pm, 28 Feb, Eaton Humanities 150 Office hours TODAY 1-3 (no office hours Thu) This week’s Smith reading: 105-126 & 149-152. Outline.
—Antonius (397): “the British right hand was sometimes completely ignorant of what the left hand had done or was about to do.”
“Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the administration of the territory of Palestine, which formerly belonged to the Turkish Empire, within such boundaries as may be fixed by them; and
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country;”